Pat Quinn first joined the Vancouver Canucks in 1987 as President and GM. He was known for bringing bright stars to the organization such as Pavel Bure, Trevor Linden, and Kirk McLean. In 1991, Quinn became the Canucks head coach and in 1994 he led the team to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Vancouver Canucks will honour and celebrate the life and legacy of Pat Quinn on Tuesday, March 17 during their St. Patrick’s Day game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The game will be an evening-long celebration of the late Canucks player, coach and executive.
Pat Quinn passed away on November 23, 2014, at the age of 71 after fighting a lengthy illness.
“We are excited to honour and celebrate Pat Quinn on St. Patrick’s Day,” said Trevor Linden, Canucks President of Hockey Operations. “Pat was an inspiration to all of us. He had such a profound impact on the hockey landscape in this city and on the commitment this organization has made and continues to make in the community.”
Among his many accomplishments in the game, Quinn coached for five NHL teams from 1979 to 2010, reaching the Stanley Cup Final twice (in 1980 with the Philadelphia Flyers and in 1994 with the Vancouver Canucks).
More details regarding the schedule of events for the evening will be released at a later date.